AIA California Climate Action Course #aeck-ZNCD104: Material Selection: Embodied Carbon + Whole Building Life Cycle Assessment

Presented by: Moderated by Frank Bostrom, AIA

AIA/CES (HSW) Learning Units: 2 Hours

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This course focuses on how embodied carbon impacts our environment, the urgency or reducing carbon emissions associated with buildings, how to assess the amount of embodied carbon early in the design process, and strategies for reducing carbon emissions. Moderator Frank Bostrom, AIA, is joined by Laura Karnath, AIA, and Dirk Kestner, P.E., LEED AP BD+C, ENV SP, both from Walter P Moore. The course is divided into four parts:

• Embodied Carbon as a Performance Metric
• Embodied Carbon and Structure: Whole Building LCA
• Embodied Carbon and Enclosure: System LCA and Optioneering
• Resources

This course, presented courtesy of AIA California, meets the requirements for continuing education coursework in Zero Net Carbon Design (ZNCD) for California architecture license renewals starting in 2023.

Upon successful completion of a multiple-choice quiz, a Certificate of Completion will be available for download and can be used to verify your licensure requirements.

(For questions or technical support, please email Melissa@aecKnowledge.com or call 415.755.3058.)

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